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Apply Herbicide with Brush When Weeds Are Close to Good Plants.

By CarolineScott
August 15, 2014

We often have a situation in which difficult weeds are growing too close to our good plants, and herbicide spray might drift to the good plants. Herbicide application can be handled by brushing the herbicide solution onto the weeds.

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
Aug 16, 2014 7:49 AM CST
I have done this for years. Works like a charm. Another method I use often is to place a jar, bucket or other container over the good plant and spray the undesired junk around it. I also take the lid off large plastic storage bins and use as a shield against the borderer of flower beds to spray there or often you can shield your plant that way and spray. When I'm done, I wash my lid well with soap and water in the bathtub and it can go back on my storage bin.
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Aug 16, 2014 11:34 AM CST
I have also done this for years except I use a foam paint brush. It doesn't drip and holds more herbicide.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Oct 22, 2014 5:34 AM CST
I often use a piece of cardboard as a shield .
And I am going to try the foam brush next season....sounds good!

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